Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2020

7.1.7 Return of Achievement Standard External Assessment Material

  1. NZQA will return examination responses related to external assessment of Achievement Standards in February 2021 by mail to the New Zealand postal address provided to NZQA or (if the technology has been put in place) will provide electronic access to some or all external assessment materials through the Learner Login (except for portfolio material which will be physically returned). As Schools are expected to keep copies of CDs, or DVDs (for example for subjects such as Dance and Drama) NZQA will not return these.
  2. Candidates whose entry details show an overseas address and who wish to have their external assessment material sent to that or a different overseas address, must apply on the NZQA form before 1 March 2021, and pay the appropriate fee in the Fee Schedule.
  3. Where NZQA is returning physical copies of any external assessment materials to Candidates, NZQA will exercise appropriate care in processing external assessment materials and returning them to Candidates. NZQA is, however, unable to accept any liability for any damage to the materials or non-delivery of them to a Candidate.
  4. NZQA is unable to accept liability for any damage to the materials or non-delivery of them where they are sent to NZQA for a review or reconsideration.
  5. All unclaimed external assessment materials will be disposed of on or after 30 June 2021.
  6. All electronic copies of external assessment materials will be deleted on or after 30 June 2021 following the assessment, and any electronic access that Candidates may have through the Learner Login will not be available after 30 June 2021.
  7. NZQA may alter these dates in extenuating circumstances.
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